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Sunday, 26 October 2008

Easy way to display your makes.

Hi everyone :)

Quick post tonight, or should i say this morning! The clocks have gone back here in the UK, so we get an extra hour asleep or so they say, however as i sleep about as well as a.....well something that doesn't sleep very well, so i guess that means another hours crafting! :)

I am having trouble finding places to display some of the makes that i keep. So tonight i knocked up this super easy hanging storage for them. (I've led it down to photograph as i haven't decided where to hang it yet).....



How much easier can storage get eh? Just a few wooden clothes pegs, stamped on with black archival ink using a stamp of your choice (i used a large journey stamp with lots of postage marks and writing on), then thread some string or nylon cord through the metal spring like i have done.....



I am going to leave my pegs as they are, but you can colour them as you wish. Here i used red pepper alcohol ink to give it some colour....just be careful not to ink the inside where the peg grips your make, it could leave a mark.



The great thing about this, is that you can hang them anywhere. Under existing shelves between the brackets, across doors and windows, wherever you feel like it.

It's only a very simple idea, but the pegs have potential to be artified up to the max if you wish.
Another great hanging display option are these lovely little wire hangers which i purchased from Jennie at The Artistic Stamper. There is also another style too which has a book plate on it for naming if you wish.
Ideal for giving a nice antique "arty" feel to your work.

I hope it proves useful to someone out there. Thanks, and Nite all. :)

10 comments:

Paula's ponderings said...

Great blog...very inspirational..should show this to hubby....lol - enjoy your extra hour!!

alcoholinky said...

take out a patent now Calv!! LOL how often the simple ideas are the best.

Calv said...

Thanks Paula, unfortunately my kids have'nt quite caught on to the "extra hour in bed" thing!

Hi Carol, if only it was original lol.....i'm sure people have used this method in the past. The stamping on pegs is great for LO's and altered art though, theres a lot that can be done with them. Cheers for stopping by.

Loving that calender on your blog btw, i've just bought some of those papers, they are gorgeous!

Katzele (Bea from France) said...

What a good idea ! Have to find some string here and I'll do that this afternoon.

Dollydimps said...

Brilliant idea Calv! Love the way you've stamped the pegs too

TaraG said...

Love the stamping on the clothes pegs, Calv! Really great idea! I really enjoyed your blog this morning with my cuppa tea ,smile! I found my way here via Maddy's blog and definitely will be back to read more fruit antics!!!

TaraG

Calv said...

Hi Bea, Nic and Tara :) Glad you like the pegs, i must admit they were so nice to stamp on, very flat and the image came out great.

Sarah C said...

What a great idea. Ingenious xx

H said...

Calv they are fab and im going to nik this idea for my new room :)

MamaSheg said...

What a clever idea. Thanks for sharing!